Thursday, March 13, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition


Guess what my friends :)  Yup it's that wonderful time of the year again when Graphic 45 opens their dt up.  Yes, yes, yes.  That wonderful time where we all create and cross our fingers and toes in hopes that we manage to snag a prized spot on what is without a doubt one of the greatest papercrafting companies in the world.

Truly this would be a dream come true for me.  I love everything about Graphic 45, and creating with their products is a pleasure. This year I think I really went hog wild in a way I haven't in the past.  I pushed myself to create pieces that opened me up to look and see just where my strengths lie as far as my crafting goes and that's a good thing. Instead of beating myself up wondering what the hey I'm doing wrong, I have learned that I am stronger in different areas of my crafting.

Some of these projects I created specifically for this call.  Be warned this post is major picture heavy so here we go...


Once Upon a Springtime Altered Book  I got my inspiration for this on where else, Pinterest.  Cutting through the pages of the book was tedious, I'll tell ya!  The book was an old book that I've been saving for the right project to come along, tada :) -









Nutcracker Sweet Christmas Banner This was a Christmas gift for this past holiday that I gave to my cousin and his wife.  Their daughters go to ballet school and I just had to make a banner specific to them.  I love how it came and all its dimension -








Twelve Days Of Christmas Mini-Album This album was another project created just for this call.  My inspiration came from my lss.  They had their annual Christmas project extravaganza with make and takes and TONS of projects to inspire you from easy peasy to more labor intensive -

















Olde Curiosity Shoppe/Communique Mixed Media Plaque This was something I wanted to play with as far as technique and just exploring. I re-purposed this plaque from a trio I had in my bathroom which is no longer in the style I like.  Let me just say, this plaque ended way different than how it started and what I saw in my head!  I kept fighting the flow trying to do what I had originally planned for about 2 1/2 hours before I let go and just allowed the creativity to come out on its own.  I like how the silver tape treatment came.









Secret Garden/Place in Time Easter Cards I made these cards for my mom and aunts this past Easter.  Wow how has the time flown by?  It'll be Easter again before we know it!  They are easel style which I just love -





Once Upon A Springtime and Secret Garden Tags  Can I say, I LOVE tags!  They are one of my most favorite things to make.  I gave these as part of a gift to my friend. -




ABC Primer Altered Clipboard  I have a few clipboards in my stash.  Have had them for years now.  I knew I wanted to alter it specifically for this call.  I love ABC Primer and am so happy with it -








I do think my  most favorite project is the Once Upon A Springtime book, followed by the Clipboard. This is a wonderful time for me, I love creating projects for this call.  Now with baited breath I wait, maybe the saying "Three time's the charm." will ring true for me.




19 comments:

  1. OH MY WOW....Each and every project is a work of art!! Of course if I had to pick a favorite it would have to be your altered book!! Love love that one!! So magical and whimsical all at once!!! Good luck in your audition Paula. You rock G45 product!!!! xoxo

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    1. I love that one too Lisa :) I wish I knew someone having a baby, it would loo so cute in a nursery!

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  2. Delightful projects, start to finish. So inspiring, Well done indeed. Keep smiling and creating.

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    1. Thank you :) I will jope for the best. Good luck to you too!

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    1. Thanks! Keeping my fingers crossed :)

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  4. Wonderful projects....good luck and I hope you make the team!

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    1. Thank you Geraldine :) I'm sure hoping!

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  5. My Oh My! Your projects are wonderful! Your Once Upon A Springtime altered book is just amazing. All the work and detail, it stunning. I love all your other projects too, but like you, think the altered book and clipboard are my favorites! Your projects truly show the love you have for Graphic 45! Good Luck Paula, got my fingers and toes crossed for ya!!

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    1. Lisa I am really hoping. Thanks for fingers and toes crossed with me :D

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  6. Adore your once upon a springtime projects... Lovely projects!!! Best of luck here!!! Cheers!!

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  7. Paula, thank you for sharing your beautiful talents with Graphic 45 for our Design Team Call. You create such amazing pieces with our product, really bringing G45 to life. Thanks again! -Charee

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    1. Charee, all of the wonderful papers, add-ons and staples that G45 has makes it so very easy to create with. Thank you for the wonderful words.

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  8. Your work is amazing. I love the Mixed media project the most! Wowza! Best wishes on our G45 submission!

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    1. Gloria, thank you :) It was fun to make.

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  9. WOW! Paula these are all beautiful and so much work has gone into them all.. I love them all.... Can't pick a fave... I am holding everything for you... Amazing work :D

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    1. Val, it really would be a dream come true for me. The talent out there makes it a real possibility that a dream is what it'll stay, but I don't let that deter me from trying :)

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  10. Miss Paula, I don't know how I missed posting on this, but I just want to say all your creations are just beautiful and show such a range in style and creative abilities! What a knockout way to begin the audition with that killer altered book ... Once Upon a Springtime is one of my all-time faves and you brought it to life so beautifully. Please keep creating, designing, and auditioning ... I know we'll see you on that illustrious list!! Big hugs, Maria

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  11. Somehow, I missed this post too.
    Love your work, Paula! Once again, you've created such inspiring projects. That altered book is just a-ma-zing!

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